Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Parmesan Cheese

vegan parmesan cheese formula = nuts and / or seeds + nooch + salt, nutritional yeast

GOOD NEWS! You can expect lots of cartoons next month (30 to be exact) because we're participating in Vegan MoFo starting Monday, September 1. Our theme, *Vegan Faux Show*, will showcase various methods for creating vegan versions of classic foods like bacon, eggs, and cheese. Stay tuned!

Vegan MoFo proudly present Vegan Faux Show 2014

Initially we predicted that Vegan MoFo would fall out in August this year so we prepared 31 cartoons. We were wrong so today's cartoon was intended for our Day 31 post.

As illustrated above, dairy-free parmesan cheese tends to consist of a nut or seed plus nutritional yeast and salt.  These 10 recipes below are quite forgiving so feel free to mix and match ingredients depending on your mood, budget, and/or dietary needs:
  1. Almond Parmesan by Kathy Hester at Healthy Slow Cooking     
  2. Cashew Parmesan by Megan at The Detoxinista   
  3. Hemp Parmesan by Ricki Heller 
  4. Macadamia Parmesan by Kimi Harris at The Nourishing Gourmet    
  5. Nut-free (Seed) Parmesan by Leanne Vogel at Healthful Pursuit   
  6. Pecan Parmesan by Kristy Turner at Keepin' It Kind   
  7. Pepita Parmesan by Richa Hingle-Garg at Vegan Richa  
  8. Pine Nut Parmesan by Mattie at Vegan Baking   
  9. Sesame Seed Parmesan by Cyndi at Reduce Footprints  
  10. Walnut Parmesan by Lisa at Je suis alimentageuse     

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Spaghetti Squash

Spaghetti Squash Western, Spaghetti Western

After riding into the sunset, what should a heroic cowboy eat for dinner? We recommend this Southwest Baked Spaghetti Squash recipe by Danielle at The Lean Clean Eating Machine.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014


Zucchini Linguine, zucchini pasta, courgette, summer squash

We are well into August and that means that many of us have a bounty of zucchini on our hands. A popular solution to such a conundrum is zucchini pasta. While the texture and taste of zucchini pasta is quite different from traditional pasta, zucchini pasta is a fun alternative and way to eat more veggies.

Check out Gina's Zucchini Pasta with Avocado Cream Sauce recipe at Running to the Kitchen if you would like to try out zucchini linguine in raw form.

On the other hand, if you prefer your zucchini linguine heated up, check out Rhea's Zucchini Linguine Aglio-Olio recipe at The "V" Word.

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Cauliflower III

Cauliflower Pizza Crust, Vegan Gluten Free Cauliflower Pizza Crust, Dairy Free Cauliflower Pizza Crust, Egg Free Cauliflower Pizza Crust, An artistic rendering of cauliflower pizza crust; not intended to represent cauliflower steak

Cauliflower is back again with another clever form of reinvention.  Lately, the Paleo, gluten-free, and carb-watching communities, as well as many adventurous cooks have been having fun with cauliflower pizza crust.

Many of the earliest cauliflower pizza crust recipes relied on cheese and egg as binders. Fortunately some brave souls, like Kim and Hector at Our Fresh Kitchen, have cracked the vegan cauliflower pizza crust code with their Vegan Gluten Free Cauliflower Pizza Crust.